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Casual Cosplay with The Comedy Cinema

If you’re anything like me – you live for dressing up for a good THEME!

I’m not talking about a “Rose Garden Party” or typical “White Party” on a boat… (although I’d totally love rocking an outfit for either of those themes as well **wink**). What we were thinking was more accessible, everyday cosplay. More like the idea of “cosplay-lite” for a theme party. And since such events are few in Toronto, my partner Matty Duffy and I decided to host some ourselves.

Casual Cosplay at The Comedy Cinema X Comedians … alliteration for the win!

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The Comedy Cinema X Comedians
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT @ 8PM
The Cameron House- Toronto.

Our first screening will be the Mel Brook’s classic: Robin Hood Men In Tights!

Introducing THE COMEDY CINEMA x COMEDIANS …Every Wednesday beginning August 31st at 8pm at The Cameron House (408 Queen St. West) we will be screening a funny movie from our personal collection with a local comedian who will base their entire set on the movie!

Tickets are only $8 online. $10 CASH at door.

Themed outfit inspirations and Costumes are strongly encouraged.

Popcorn and candy will be provided. Trivia and Prizes too!

Positive vibes, laughter and good times are certain!

HUMPDAY WEDNESDAYS just got a heck of a lot better, am I right? 🙂

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Here’s the movie screening line-up starting August 31st until the end of the year. Hope you can join us for one, some of ALL of these fun themed parties at The Cameron House’s Backroom!

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More 🦩 Flamingo Fashion

It’s been 30C for the last week in Toronto… which means this dressing in light airy fabrics as much as possible.

This backless Tatyana frock did just that for me and was worn many times this summer!

It doesn’t hurt that there are orange flamingos all over a navy blue background either. 😉

As I’ve gotten older Ive noticed that being out in the sun really has a negative effect on me. So wearing hats are a must on really hot, sunny days. I picked up this wicker newsie boy cap from Public Butter for $12.

This little wicker flamingo purse had been rescued from my massive closet cleanup that seems to be never ending. How I could let such a lovely item go unused for so long, I don’t know.

Speaking of flamingos, ready for episode 3 of The Hilarious Adventures of Fil Mango?

Here you go!

Poshmark Finds

I’ve been doing my best to shop my own closet before buying anything new. But sometimes, no matter how full your closet is, you still can’t find anything to wear. This is where Poshmark can help.

But sometimes, no matter how full your closet is, you still can’t find anything to wear.

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Have you ever shopped Poshmark?

Ever wish you could shop your friend’s closet? Now, you can. Poshmark connects you to people whose style you adore, allowing you to easily shop closets and boutiques. With over 80 million community members across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and 200 million items for sale, we know you’ll find something you love.

Have items just hanging in your closet? Home decor or new beauty items that you’d like to sell? We know the feeling. List items for sale on Poshmark in less than 60 seconds. Sell what you have in your closet so that you can shop for what you really love today!

Layered Ruffled Hem

Layered Ruffled Hem Skirts are all the rage

Layered skirt. Also called tiered skirt layered skirts are skirts that have layers of fabric attached to each other at the hemline. The length and width of each layer may be the same or may vary. Each gives a different look. The fabric used may or may not be the same.

How ahead of the curve was I having this layered ruffled hem skirt in my closet?

Mine is an oldie from Forever21+

I paired it with a vintage Notorious B.I.G. tee and my sunhat and sunnies for an easy look for these hot weather days. Tucking in the tee’s sleeves help give me that ‘shoulder pad’ look that’s so fashionable right now.

Since the outfit was simple black and white tones, adding a pop of colour with my fringed earrings and my pink Kate Spade side-body purse helped bring out the pink in my sunhat too.

Oh – before I forget, here’s episode 2 in the Fil Mango saga

Have you gotten into the ruffled hem yourself? Why or Why not? How else would you style such a skirt?

Let me know in the comment section of this post.

Stylishly Yours, Irene

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Flamingo Flamenco

It’s no secret … I’m crazy about flamingos. It’s the pink …. I just love pink!

So when my partner brought home these fun earrings from Made You Look, I was just thrilled to see how well he knows me 🙂 Wearing them made me think of this kid song “Flamingo Flamenco” …clip above for your viewing pleasure – you’re welcome.

I’ve been shopping my closet putting together outfits and combinations that are new. The only new item in these pictures, other than the gifted earrings, is the Dollarama polkadot headband.

As for the three-toned dress and open cardi = both are so old that the tags within them are non-existent. The pink purse is Kate Spade. Mixing higher end items with affordable ones to create a full look is what I love doing.

Ole! Me striking my best Flamenco pose I could in my new flamingo earrings from Made You Look

If you enjoy this look, and my flamingo pink hair (no joke – that’s what its called) you might like a little side project I’ve been working on.

It’s a story about a not-so-young, but dashingly handsome young comic who comes to Toronto to try and make it in the comedy scene. I’d love to know what you think of it, as it’s my first time trying my hand at comedy writing.

Use the comment section and let me know.

Introducing the Hilarious Adventures of Fil Mango – follow him on Instagram @fil_mango

Stylishly Yours, Irene

Gingham & Florals

Oh hi! It’s been a long time since I’ve had the oomph to write about what I did and what I wore, considering the world has changed so much in that time, writing about my clothes just didn’t seem very meaningful to me. But having taken some time off work to help right-set my brain, I thought it might be fun to share a few looks with my beloved readers and petite plus size fashion fans.

Dino purse – yay or nay?

After 2.5 years of living COVIDaloca, I figured this summer I was going to shop my own closet and make use of and reinvent the ways of wearing items I already had. Dressing up my outsides to help lift up how I’ve been feeling inside: burnt out, exhausted and discouraged.

This Gingham Print Dress (Forever21+ I believe) is nearly 10-years old and only lightly worn as I bought it as a vacation dress. Completely cotton and lightweight made it perfect for exploring during day-trips while still looking fashionable.

These pups (Jack-Attack and Frodo Doggins) are the only reason I’ve still been able to fit into items in my closet these days – doggie walks for the win!

The Dino-purse is the only newest addition to my outfit which I picked up via POSHMARK – a terrific 2nd hand closet sharing app, that helps sellers and buyers find a way to update their wardrobes more economically and eco-friendlier.

Red and white gingham is a picnic staple, but I’m seeing more and more of it this summer. Here are just a few options if you’re thinking about adding a piece or two into your OOTDs…

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COVID-19: Week 1

Spring has always been one of my favourite times of year. After months of hiding under puffy coats and bulky hats it’s time to get out into the city again and BE CUTE!

Unfortunately, this Spring has been postponed due to COVID-19 and the need to practice Social Distancing (and I do hope you all are doing your part). Instead of brunching on patios and sipping wine, er, soda in the park we are all stuck in our homes.

But, just because we are Social Isolating doesn’t mean that we can’t still be cute! If you’re like me, you still have to walk your furry friends a couple times a day and even if you don’t have dogs to take care of it is still recommended that you get out at least once a day to take a solo walk, jog or bike ride.

Staying active and getting fresh air is important for your mental health during this lock-down, and as long as you stay 6-feet apart from others you can do so safely and FASHIONABLY.

For my afternoon/evenings I like to take the time to get dressed up for what I call my Furryball-Fabulous strolls!

My (properly distanced) friend snapped this photo of me during one such adventure in Toronto last week.

This is an easy to put together look that mixes old and new from my closet and is functional for the activity it’s being worn for – waling these guys.

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Me and Frodo Doggins out on an afternoon Furball-Fabulous Stroll during the first week of lockdown in The6ix of COVID-19

In the early days of Spring it’s still a little dull outside, so I like to stick to a basic black and white look. It’s chic and timeless. I start to mix more colour into the look as the days get warmer – like nature itself!

Here, I’m wearing bomber jacket made of sweatshirt material from Forever 21. It’s a stable of day-to-day wear this time of year. Surprisingly warm and light it’s practical without being bland.

I accent it with a Kelly Green crossbody purse, a graphic popcorn Tee (both Forever 21) and music note socks from Soxxy Socks. 🙂

Animal print continues to be a 2020 on-trend vibe … and I happily oblige with my tiered leopard print skirt (from Shein, I think).

It’s muddy in the springtime in Canada so I need to wear boots, but they don’t have be ugly. Timbos are popular for a reason, you know!

I round the look off with a chartreuse headband from Addition Elle and a girl shouldn’t go anywhere without her Dior Sunnies!

This entire look is without nylons – it’s spring – RELEASE THE LEGS! 

We may be in a global pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t look great!

How are y’all remaining sane and managing your mental health while Social Isolating?

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Sheers that don’t suck!

 

Trying to find hosiery that fit properly are one of the most frustrating things a petite person can shop for. 

Often I end up having to pull them up to my armpits to ensure that they 

don’t sag at the bottom avoiding that Elephant-ankle look…..that’s just not the sexiest or most comfortable look! :/Now, add on the fact that your a larger bodied plus-sized petite person … ugh!!!  

So I was ecstatic to find that Sheertex not only had sizing with my height, they also designed cute patterned sheers with my body type/body size in mind.

My excitement grew even more when I found out that they also promised to be furry friend proof —they claim to be indestructible!

Sheertex – the world’s toughest pantyhose.

The fit was perfect and they were one of the most comfortable hosieries that I have ever worn. I wasn’t counting the hours down to when I could tear them off and get into my comfy clothes — my Sheertex *were* comfy clothes!

 

 

I wore my Sheertex for a full day at the office and walking the pups to test them out.

Visit me on Instagram to see how they fit on me with their thick waistband.

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The true test would come with the dogs.

I have two furry pals that can be very loving. That’s awesome, but they tend to be hard on my closest when they attempt their daily climb of Mount Mommy.

More than one pair of hosiery has met an untimely death at the claws of Max the Maniac  or Frodo the Frightful.

My pups are lovely, but they are destructive doggies when it comes to hosiery…sigh. 

 

 

Sheertex proved to be their foil!!!

I’m wearing the Polka-Dot Sheers and as you can see they held up to the riggers of both puppies perfectly.

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Max the Maniac climbing Mount Mommy
 

If you are a someone who occasionally gets climbed by animals or has a tendency to catch hosier on desks, nails, chairs, shoes, shrubbery, whatevs …nearly immediately upon putting on a new pair of pantyhose…. then say hello to Sheertex and hosiery that doesn’t suck!

Use my discount code and get $10 off your first pair:  MEOW10

 
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NYE Throwback…Way Back

🎊 ME decked out and ready for #NYE celebrations in a stylish yellow #jumpsuit and rocking a wicked #bowlcut in front of a silver tinsel tree 👌🏾🎄🎉

Have you made plans to ring in 2019 yet?

Have you picked out your outfit?

Tell. Me. Everything. Use the comments below!

Wishing you all a safe and memorable night of New Year’s Eve fun!

Stylishly yours,

Irene of Petite Plus, Meow!

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